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Hair styling to compliment not compete

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

On your wedding day you want to feel comfortable and confident by looking like the very best version of yourself.

Before deciding on your hairstyle you should really pick your dress. Your hair should compliment your dress not compete with it.

Once you’ve found the one you can start collecting ideas of hairstyles that will work with your dress and its neckline.

Selecting hair accessories that will complement and match details in your dress like If you have diamonds and pearls in your dress try and match these in your accessories so they work harmoniously together.

Have your dress images ready to share with your hair stylist so they can see the neck line and make suggestions as to what they think might work best with the shape of your dress and your hair type.

Dress styles

Sweetheart - this style is flattering for most body shape's and equally as flattering is most hair styling for this style but depending on your theme and comfort zone with having your hair down or up can determine what you go for here.

V shape neck line - You can really embrace this neck line by wearing your hair all up especially if choosing statement accessories or if you've opted for no jewellery you can choose a simple and non fussy soft waved Half up style avoiding to much fuss.

Low back - This is definitely not to be covered up. You can go classic and chic with a ballerina type bun or modern and romantic with a ponytail softly seeeping in the middle of the back.

Plunging neck line - Sweetheart - V neck

These styles all work seamlessly with the Hollywood wave creating a timeless look.

High neck lines - or dresses with detailed backs work best with hair all up leaving the dress to do all the taking.

Once you've found your perfect dress and booked your stylist and it's time for your trial run, to help you to visualise your bridal look I always suggest my brides try and find a similar white style top that mimics their dress. This will help give you a better understanding of how it will look with your dress.

Beautiful bride Emma here who married at The Granary Estates chose these incredible Hollywood waves that complimented her dress perfectly completing her Hollywood glam look.

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